Drawing Diary 20 February 2019 : Nimbus

I spent last week working on a commission, of Nimbus, a little cat with quite an expression. He’s been working on this look for a while, I think.

Nimbus, Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils, Derwent heavyweight smooth cartridge paper

The source photograph was taken from Instagram and was therefore square and fairly low resolution. I find it hard to draw a good A4-sized picture without a high resolution source photograph and so my original plan had been for an A5 drawing. It didn’t seem quite right, though, and so I decided to draw it A5-ish in size but sat in a square on an A4 sheet of paper. I’m pleased with how this turned out. I still too often fall into the trap of wanting to fill the page (particularly if someone is paying me). That’s a habit I need to get myself out of as white space is every bit as important to a final picture as the drawing itself.

I also bought some new business cards, which I’m quite pleased with.

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